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09 Sep 2021

Celebrity chef Clodagh McKenna showcases Ireland in Britain in new food and travel TV mini-series

2 million across Britain to watch Clodagh’s Ireland

Celebrity chef Clodagh McKenna’s is showcasing Ireland in a new food and travel mini-series, which will air on ITV this month and next month to around 2 million people across Britain. Filming is taking place here this week and is supported by Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland.

Called Clodagh’s Ireland, the mini-series includes five six-minute segments – including one live segment – which will be broadcast on ITV’s This Morning and ITV’s John and Lisa's Weekend Kitchen. Later today, viewers of This Morning will watch the cookery segment with Clodagh, which will be broadcast live from Blarney Castle. 

Clodagh’s Ireland will showcase our delicious local produce, stunning landscapes, soft adventure activities and wellness experiences, as well as our warm welcome. Viewers will see Clodagh visit Dick Mack’s and Pax House in Dingle; and enjoy activities like horse-riding and seaweed foraging, while in Kerry. The mini-series will include a cookery segment from Derrynane Beach. Filming is also taking place in Cork – at places like the English Market, Shandon Sweets and Midleton Farmers’ Market – and viewers will see Clodagh present cookery segments from the Trident Hotel Kinsale and Ballymaloe Cookery School. 

Julie Wakley, Tourism Ireland’s Head of Great Britain, said: “Tourism Ireland is delighted to support the filming of this mini-series, ‘Clodagh’s Ireland’. With around 2 million people across Britain set to watch each episode, it’s a great way to shine a spotlight on our wonderful culinary offering and spectacular scenery, as well as our fantastic outdoor activities. It will help ensure that Ireland stays front-of-mind with prospective visitors and remind viewers across Britain that Ireland is a great choice for a ‘foodie’ holiday.”

Publicity and broadcasts like this are a key element of Tourism Ireland’s programme of activity, to keep Ireland front and centre in the minds of future visitors from Britain and elsewhere around the world.
  Celebrity chef Clodagh McKenna; Des Burke, Tourism Ireland; soundman Robbie Elder; and cameraman Matt Sullivan, during filming for Clodagh’s Ireland, at Blarney Castle.

Notes To Editors

  • Tourism Ireland is the organisation responsible for promoting the island of Ireland overseas as a leading holiday destination.
  • In 2019, we welcomed almost 11.3 million overseas visitors to the island of Ireland, delivering revenue of over €5.8 billion.
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